WRAP | R1: Under 20’s v St Albans Saints

Report by Coach Ted Latomski
Images by Mark Avellino Photography

Round one was a tough away game against St Albans Saints SC as we tackled the heat in front of the home crowd.

The opening 10 minutes proved a testing period for both teams.  

At the 16th minute, Goran Sljivic went hard at the keeper before the ball found  Zoran Sljivic who struck the net with a powerful shot inside the box.

A defensive error handed the Saints a gift to make it 1-1 halfway through the first, bringing us to the main break at 1-1.

The second half allowed us to dominate most of the play, but our efforts were almost undone by a converted penalty awarded to St Albans at the 72 minute mark,

Still in the fight, the boys revealed their spirit and character to peg back a goal at the 77th minute

A curling cross from Waleed Flifel led the ball to Goran Slivic, tying us at 2-2 with his equalising header.

In the last 10 minutes the boys created countless opportunities to see through the draw, unlucky not to snare the win.

Overall a positive start to 2020 with a lot of promise showing in this young side.

This Saturday we face Hume City FC at home with the boys ready to respond.

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